Definitions of pickerel

n any of several North American species of small pike

Esox niger, chain pickerel, chain pike
common in quiet waters of eastern United States
Esox americanus, barred pickerel, redfin pickerel
small but gamy pickerel of Atlantic coastal states
Type of:
any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere

n flesh of young or small pike

Type of:
highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh

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